After only three months, more than 1,000 signatures have been collected. The petition itself generates more and more support for protecting trees in the park. Collection continues at numerous locations. Although some Blackburn Park supporters want us to try for 2000 signatures, the number collected is not nearly as important as the fact that all these people know about planned tree cutting in the park. Most of these folks knew nothing about it before the petition attracted their attention.
A couple of weeks ago, we received fairly specific reports of trucks entering the park at the locked red gate down from Blackburn Park School. At this point, neither the county manager nor the commissioners claim to know what the trucks were doing on the property. Commissioner Stowers suggests that the trucks may have been getting fill dirt for a project on the Blackburn Park School property. We’re still waiting to find out what is going on.
Folks who live around the park have been alerted; and they will now be on the lookout. If you have information, let us know. Pictures and tag numbers will be helpful.
The Blackburn Park petition will be offered to the Board of Commissioners only after we have copied the contact information. We appreciate the value of this information; and we hope the commissioners do, too.